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Bake to Celebrate!

Spring celebrations call for special times, decorations and food.  Let the Home Baking Association (HBA) help with the food with great baking recipes.  We’ve also included lessons, tips and more ideas to make sure you are ready for the celebration. 
There’s still time to enter the Home Baking Association Educator Awards programs. 

The entry deadline is May 31st.  Don’t miss this opportunity to share your baking lesson or activity for the annual HBA Educator Award program.  The second opportunity is for youth with the Bake to Give Maddie Kruse Award.  Each award recipient will receive $1000 and a trip to the 2023 Home Baking Association Annual Meeting.  Entry deadline is May 31st for both awards.
Remember to visit our website for more baking resources!

Happy Baking,
Home Baking Association

Celebrations Take Cake!

Celebrations Take Cake is a Home Baking Association resource that includes access to a prerecorded online forum, as well as cake baking resources featuring Chef Eleonora Lahud from Domino Sugar. She provides techniques for success with icings, buttercreams and meringues. 

Provided by HBA Member: American Sugar Refining

Peaches & Cream Cheesecake

Ripe peaches sweetened with Domino® Golden Sugar sit atop this thick, creamy cheesecake. A toasty graham cracker crust adds crunch and flavor for a taste that can’t be beat.

Experience the deliciousness for yourself!

Provided by HBA Member: Domino Sugar

Bearthday Celebrations: Lesson Plan

Bearthday Celebrations: How Baking at Home Takes You Around the Globe
 is the 2021 HBA award-winning lesson plan from Elizabeth Hagan, Family & Consumer Sciences Educator, Carroll, Iowa. Hagan shares recipes, worksheets, and the history of birthday cakes and more in this informative lesson. Download the lesson here!

Provided by Home Baking Association

Homemade Icecream Cones

Let the celebration begin with these festive homemade cones. Gemma provides the recipe, video and tips for baking success and delicious treats!

 Provided by HBA Associate Member:  Bigger Bolder Baking

Sausage Balls

Prepare for victory with delicious Sausage Balls made with “JIFFY” Baking Mix. Crowd-pleasing snacks are simple with “JIFFY”.

Provided by HBA Member:  Chelsea Milling

Beautiful Butterfly Bread

Step by step instructions provided to show you how you can use an assortment of seeds to create these beautiful and unique butterfly breads. Use as a centerpiece first, if you'd like, then they're ready for delicious eating!
Provided by HBA Member:  Kansas Wheat

2023 Educator Awards:
New Entry Deadline May 31st

Each year the Home Baking Association recognizes a baking educator.  Classroom educators, community organization or afterschool program leaders and students are eligible.  Submit your baking lesson, activity or other program to be eligible to win the $1,000 and a trip to the Home Baking Association 2023 Annual Meeting. More information here!

Submission Form
The Home Baking Association is honored to work with the Maddie Kruse Family and HBA Member ADM,  to create this new award to recognize young bakers. Maddie Kruse was a smart, fun loving, kindhearted and crafty sixteen-year-old whose life was needlessly cut short by a drunk driver. Maddie loved to bake and this award aims to inspire youth to make a difference in their communities with baking.  Submit pictures and how your baking has made a difference in your community to be eligible to win the $1,000 and a trip to the Home Baking Association 2023 Annual Meeting. 
Need ideas? Check out our Bake to Give resources

Submission Form
Download flyers to promote both awards:
HBA Educator Award Flyer

Bake to Give Maddie Kruse Youth Award Flyer

Educational Events: Forums, Webinars, Courses, Virtual Workshop

The Home Baking Association may be coming to your area.  Don’t miss an opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop!
June 7-8: Kearney NE- state FCS PD workshop
June 12-13: Ottawa KS- State FCS PD workshop
June 26-28: Bismarck, ND- State FCS PD workshop
August 3-6: Spokane WA- State PD workshop
October 19-20: Columbus, OH- FCS PD Workshop

Provided by HBA and FCS States

More... Educational Baking Resources

Baking Pan Substitution Guide

Each package contains 25 guide cards.  One side of the card includes tips and the other side baking pan substitutions. ($8/pkg)

Check out the shop!
More information here
Baking Terms and Definitions

Cake and pastry filling
– Real fruit or nut fillings specially developed to use in baked goods to fill or layer in specialty cakes, cookies, breads or pastries without weeping or running. Fillings include almond, apricot, cherry, poppy seed, prune plum, and raspberry.

View more Glossary listings here

May Baking Calendar

May offers so many opportunities to bake! Home Baking Association offers loads of free baking resources on our website, and many, many more in this handy baking calendar! Don't miss out!  Download the May Baker's Calendar here!

Provided by: The Home Baking Association

Celebrations Take Cake

Peaches and Cream Cheesecake

Bearthday Celebrations Lesson

Homemade Icrecream Cones

Sausage Balls

Beautiful Butterfly Bread

Educator Award

Bake to Give: Maddie Kruse Youth Award

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May Baking Calendar

Home Baking Association

Executive Officers

Eric Wall
Grain Craft

First Vice President
Robert Harper
Hopkinsville Milling

Second Vice President
Ileana Durand
ASR Group

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